Wedding Crashers crashes and burns
I always get depressed this time of the year because I know that along with the summer months come the end of all my favorite TV shows. In some cases, they go away forever and I am forced to replace them with lesser quality summer shows. This season, however, I received some truly happy news. Wedding Crashers has been canceled!
I am so over the so-called prank shows that pull the most harmless candy ass pranks. Shows like Wedding Crashers, Punk'd and Girls Behaving Badly are the modern version of Candid Camera. The difference is that Candid Camera did it first and in the early days of TV, it was truly groundbreaking. It is sad that fifty years later someone still thinks that practical jokes make for edgy TV.
The more of these lame shows I see the more I miss the brilliance of Tom Green. I know Green was childish and shocking and appealed to the lowest common denominator but for all his faults, he had balls (no pun intended). Tom Green was fearless. He didn't care who he pissed off, whether it was his parents or total strangers who threatened to do him physical violence. I remember one time when I was a kid, I was at a carnival playing the "pop the balloon with a water gun game" and I aimed the gun at a friend as if I was going to squirt him. Even though I chickened out, I spent the rest of the day wishing I had the sack to squirt my buddy and ruin his day. When I saw Tom Green do that very thing on his show I loved it and when the woman he squirted proceeded to beat the crap out of him, he became my hero.
I know a lot of you are sick of the reality television. I, for one, am not. I just wish it was a little more real.